Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition

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Ironwood designates ARPA funds

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — In a busy meeting Monday evening, the Ironwood City Commission designated more than $500,000 in ARPA funds to purchasing a fire truck and electrical upgrades to the Curry Park campground, hi...


Wakefield-Marenisco students act out multiple lessons in kindness

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Shouting was encouraged last week at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School. That's because, on Oct. 20, kindness guru Brian Williams was in the gym,...


Council refuses water bill reduction after pipe break

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to refuse a request from a Bessemer resident to be relieved of a water bill that ballooned after a water pipe broke. City Secretary...


Wakefield City Council commits to $3.5 million in loans

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council voted on Monday evening to approve action in relation to securing $3.5 million in low-interest revenue bonds to fund the first phase of a major water project. City Manag...


Patricia Ann Champine

SIDNAW, Mich. - Patricia Ann Champine, age 96, of Sidnaw, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at U.P. Health System in Marquette. Patricia was born May 18, 1927, in Flint, daughter to Carl and... Full story


Jo Benakis

BESSEMER, Mich. - Jo Benakis, 82, died peacefully on Oct. 4, 2023, in the arms of her loved ones. She had the best last day ever, hosting a special gathering of friends and horses at her and Bob's... Full story


Thomas 'Tommy' LeRoy Harries

HURLEY, Wis. - Thomas "Tommy" LeRoy Harries, age 69, of Hurley, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan. He was born on May 14, 1954, in... Full story


Savina J. Kyrola

BESSEMER, Mich. — Savina J. Kyrola, 96, of 1 N. Fairview Street Apartments, Bessemer, died on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at her residence. Savina was born on April 12, 1927, in Anvil Location, Bessemer, a daughter of Massimo and Mamie (Borgo) Mattie. S... Full story


Helen J. Schaller

BESSEMER, Mich. - Helen J. (Turkal) Schaller, 99, died peacefully in a family home on Oct. 18, 2023. She was the last surviving sibling of 11 children. Helen was one of the first female nurse... Full story


John Verville

GREEN BAY, Wis.. - John Keith Verville, 56, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully at Aurora Hospital after a lengthy illness on Oct. 8, 2023, with his family by his side. John was born in White Pine, M... Full story


Effie Thomas

BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. - Effie Thomas, 89, of Bruce Crossing, passed away on Oct. 17, 2023, at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. She was born on Feb. 5, 1934, to the late Thomas and Jennie... Full story


Community Calendar

Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Thursday, Oct. 26 Bessemer St. Vincent de Paul, financial assistance, 9-10 a.m.; food pantry, 10 a.m. to noon. 906-663-4436. Ironwood St....


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